South Simcoe police ask residents to check backyards for missing Bradford teen boy
Officers searched for Siem Zerezghi, 15, on Tuesday, looking in backyards, fields, wooded areas
Police north of Toronto are appealing to the public to check their backyards and outbuildings for any sign of a missing 15-year-old boy from Bradford, Ont.
Siem Zerezghi was last seen on Friday evening at his home in the area of Professor Day Drive and Northgate Drive.
On Tuesday, officers from the South Simcoe Police Service checked backyards, while members of the K9 unit and officers on ATVs searched fields and wooded areas near the teen's last known whereabouts.
Police and Zerezghi's family are concerned for his well-being.
"A team of detectives continues to conduct interviews and pursue all investigative avenues in our efforts to locate the missing teen," South Simcoe Police said in a news release on Tuesday.
Zerezghi is described as a Black male, 5'11" with a thin build, short buzzed hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is urged to call South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311 or 705-436-2141, or contact Crime Stoppers.
UPDATE #2 - MISSING YOUTH <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BRADFORD?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BRADFORD</a>: South Simcoe Police Service is asking residents to check their backyards & outbuildings for any sign of 15-year-old Siem Zerezghi. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts contact us at 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FindSiem?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FindSiem</a> <a href="https://t.co/T1SiLTPlNZ">pic.twitter.com/T1SiLTPlNZ</a>—@SouthSimcoePS
UPDATE - SEARCH FOR MISSING YOUTH: Today ground searches were conducted as part of our ongoing investigation into <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/missing?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#missing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bradford?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bradford</a> teen Siem Zerezghi. Call us if you can help find him 905-775-3311 or contact Crime Stoppers. <br>Media Release <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FindSiem?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FindSiem</a> <a href="https://t.co/FBHjtYwsaH">https://t.co/FBHjtYwsaH</a> <a href="https://t.co/n4phC0Zq1j">pic.twitter.com/n4phC0Zq1j</a>—@SouthSimcoePS